Do All Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors Require Extended Postoperative VTE Prophylaxis? A NSQIP Analysis.


Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Research Program, The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, 5841 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA. [Email]


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs at high incidence in abdominal cancer surgery; therefore, a 4-week postoperative VTE prophylaxis is advocated. However, most patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) have more favorable prognoses. This study aimed to determine the incidence of VTE in patients with abdominal NETs, compare these rates to other abdominal malignancies, and identify VTE risk factors.


NSQIP,Neuroendocrine tumors,Venous thromboembolism,